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Access To Workshops and Conferences 

The following websites keep an up-to-date listing of FASD training and conferences:

FASD Information & Consultation Service: Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse (CCSA)

Fetal Alcohol And Drug Unit, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
University of Washington School of Medicine



A number of newsletters are published by provincial support networks or associations, please contact the CCSA national directory of FASD information and reference service by calling 1-800-559-4514, or visit the website: for a more complete listing.

FASIS Seattle, WA
An educational quarterly newsletter published by non-profit community organization for people concerned about FAS/E; because the problems we readily see are only the tip of the iceberg.
Contact: Iceberg, P.O. Box 95597 Seattle, WA 98145-2597,

Family Groundwork
The magazine is the only Canadian parenting magazine to focus on families living with special needs and the unique challenges they face. Contact: SNAP, 101-2780 East Broadway Vancouver BC V5M 1Y8, or Phone (604) 687-3114, Email:



FAS Bookshelf
The FAS Bookshelf Inc. is a Canadian internet and mail order business committed to providing a full range of FASD resources. Their goal is to make your search for resources and information easier and less time consuming. Contact: FAS Bookshelf Inc., #438 – 6540 East Hastings St. Burnaby,
BC V5B 4Z5, Phone (604) 942-2024 or Email:

FAS Community Resource Center (FAS-CRC)
The website offers 164 articles written by Teresa Kellerman (FAS Consultant/parent and Coordinator of FAS Community Resource Centre) about FASD issues, both intervention and prevention. In addition to these, there are various non-article items such as an online quiz, an online simulation of
FASD disabilities, an online store for FAS books, posters, handouts, brochures, guidelines for FAS Awareness Day, a collection of news reports and research abstracts, a collection of FASD resources, a list of online support groups, conference reports, collection of parents’ poems, a collection of families’ stories, and several photo galleries. The website also offers the following:

  • Bill Dubovsky Memorial FASD Lending Library. To place an order, simply send an email to with your selections and your mailing address. The library will send resources to Canada.

Contact: FAS Community Resource Centre Contact: FAS-CRC, 4710 E. 29th St. #7, Tucson AZ 85711.

FASlink: Canadian Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Internet Information and Support Communications Link.
The primary objective is to be the FAS online communications network. FASlink maintains both an extensive FAS information website and a discussion listserve. FASlink's website and the FAS InfoDisk/CD ROM (resource list for purchase) are updated regularly along with other electronic
publishing projects. FASlink's Archives are continually updated. FASlink also publishes brochures and electronic media for distribution. Contact: FASlink, 2445 Old Lakeshore Road, Bright's Grove, ON N0N 1C0; Phone (519) 869-8026 or Email:

Fetal Alcohol And Drug Unit Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Washington School of Medicine
This website is an excellent source of technical and academic material, most of it taken from research undertaken or supervised by the famous psychology professor, researcher, and authority on FAS, Dr. Ann Streissguth at University of Washington Faculty of Medicine in Seattle. Visit this site for the most recent developments in this field of study and a listing of conferences and workshops. Fetal Alcohol And Drug Unit, University of Washing School of Medicine,180 Nickerson St., Suite 309, Seattle, WA 98109; Phone (206) 543-7155.

National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS)
NOFAS is a national US nonprofit organization that addresses alcohol use during pregnancy and improving the quality of life those individuals and families affected by FASD. NOFAS organization implements innovative ideas in FASD prevention, education, intervention and advocacy. The
wesite hosts numerous health, educational, and advocacy resources on FASD. Including a national directory of services and links to affiliated programs and services of NOFAS online. Contact: NOFAS 900 17th Street, NW, Suite 910, Washington, DC 20006; Phone (202) 785-4585.

Prenatal Exposure
Provides various parenting tips on FASD from parents who are raising FASD children. Topics include: managing behaviour; teen issues; teaching strategies; independent FASD adult living and legal issues. Spiritual content.

Project FACTS: Fetal Alcohol Consultation and Training Services
This website provides information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), with a focus on intervention techniques for educators. The site has handouts to download on the following: 8 Magic Keys: Developing Successful Interventions for Students with FAS, Links to Other FAS Sites (home schooling, family, and sites on resources in Alaska, US, and International), Social/Behavioral Challenges/Schedule, Biological Basis of FAS, Common Misinterpretations, Developmental Characteristics and FAS Frequently Asked Questions. Contact: FACTS, PO Box 1092, Homer, Alaska 99603; Phone (907) 235-2544 or Email:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Center for Excellence Website. US Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
SAMHSA centre is a US Federal initiative devoted to preventing and treating FASD. The website provides information and resources about FASD. The site offers information on training, technical assistance and materials you can use to raise awareness about FASD (fact sheets, posters and
brochures). The website provides many resources including a searchable online FASD Resource library; events calendar; and resource list of what experts recommend as a starting point for caregivers and parents to begin understanding FASD. Contact: SAMHSA FASD Center for Excellence, 1700 Research Boulevard, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20850; Phone 1-866-786-7327 or Email:

Society of Special Needs Parents (SNAP)
SNAP is a not-for-profit society that helps families with challenges through mutual support, information, sharing and advocacy. SNAP has a trained province-wide Resource Parent Network that offers mutual and one-to-one support to families with challenges, a warm line, and educational
workshops, conferences and seminars on special needs-related issues, such as FASD, attachment, and an introduction to special needs adoption. SNAP’s support services include a library with up-to-date resources on many topics such as Attention Deficit Disorder, Learning Disabilities,
attachment issues and FASD. The website hosts an online searchable database of SNAP’s library catalogue. Contact: SNAP/Groundwork Press, 101-2780 East Broadway, Vancouver BC, V5M 1Y8; Phone (604) 687-3114 or Email:

FAS/E Support Network of B.C
The FAS/E Support Network of B.C. was founded and is run by three women with over 65 years combined experience parenting and working with children and adults with FASD. They operate a 24 hour "warm line" which provides parents and the professional community with consultation, support and specific information. A knowledgeable "on call" person can be reached at any time for urgent situations. Comprehensive training programs tailored to the needs of the group or community are available on a fee for service basis. The Support Network is active in the research, design and development of resource materials about FASD including its most recent project for Health Canada, the development of a comprehensive National training manual on FAS/E entitled FAS/E: A Manual for Community Caring.

Syndrome d’Alcoolisation Foetale Effets Relatifs a l’Alcool (SAFERA)
Syndrome d’Alcoolisation Foetale Effets Relatifs a l’Alcool est l’organisme canadien francophone de prevention du SAF et des autre anomalies comgenitales causes par l’exposition prenatale a l’alcool et aux drogues. FAS/FAE resource information in French. Contact: SAFERA, 845 Chemin du Bord de l'eau St-Henri QU, G0R 3E0; Phone (418) 882-2488 or Email:


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